The number of people infected in India has increased to 165 from the new form of corona virus found in Britain. The Union Health Ministry gave this information on Thursday. The ministry said that all these patients have been kept in separate rooms in the health care institutions prescribed by the respective state governments.
The ministry said that those in close contact have also been kept separate. Efforts are being made to locate co-passengers, people in the family, and others. The government took cognizance of the discovery of the new form of Corona in Britain and has taken precautionary measures to prevent it.
ICMR DG Balaram Bhargava said that Corona’s UK strain has reached 70 countries. Let us know that the new forms of corona virus detected in Britain have also been reported in Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.
Bhargava said that we wanted to know whether the present vaccine is working on UK strains. We have received some reports according to which some vaccines are working on it. We have seen the data of patients who have been given covaxine, we have taken their blood and are testing with the virus.
He said that we found that neutralizing the UK strain is equivalent to neutralizing the strain broadcasting in India. It is very good news that the UK strain of Corona can be defeated with this vaccine and although we are seeing many types of Corona in the world, this is the only type present in India at the moment.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that India is the fastest to reach 10 lakh vaccinations. We did it in six days. The US took 10 days to reach this figure, Spain 12, Israel 14, the UK 18, Italy 19, Germany 20 and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 27 days.
Rajesh Bhushan said that there are still two states in the country where there are 40 thousand or more active cases of corona virus infection. These include the names of Maharashtra and Kerala. He said that at present there are 72 thousand active cases of corona infection in Kerala. At the same time, there are 44 thousand active cases of corona in Maharashtra.
The Health Secretary said that according to the data received till 2 pm on Thursday, more than 25 lakh doses of vaccine have been given so far. The number of active cases in the country is steadily decreasing. Bhushan said that at present the number of active cases of corona virus infection in the country is one lakh 75 thousand.